- the fundamentals of legal studies that will prepare a student for law school
- wish to study law or law enforcement
- are interested in legal systems and court cases
- take a liberal-studies approach to government and law
- have a virtue-based foundation in legal studies
- law school
- legal careers
The pre-law minor is built to prepare you for law school and legal careers, but the knowledge of legal procedure you gain by minoring in pre-law can greatly benefit any profession.
The Abbey Difference:
Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide its students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions. The pre-law minor combines courses in constitutional law with study of criminal courts, psychological statistics and business law, helping students who hope to continue their legal studies as well as grow in their understanding of law and virtue.
Highlights of your experience:
These courses highlight the some of the ideas you will consider as a government major at Belmont Abbey College.
- PO 309 – Constitutional Law I or PO 310 – Constitutional Law II
Any four courses from the list below:
- CJ – 355 English Roots of American Law
- CJ – 360 American Criminal Courts
- CJ – 370 Criminal Procedure
- BU – 412 Legal Environment of Business
- PC 300 – Statistics for Psychology
Certain majors are usual precursors to law school. We recommend majoring in English, History, or Government and Political Philosophy, because these disciplines hone the particular skills needed for success in law school. However, since a high cumulative grade point average in a student’s undergraduate studies considerably improves his or her chances for admission to any law school, students should major in any field that genuinely interests them and in which they excel.
Dr. Joseph Wysocki – Chair of Government and Political Philosophy, Assistant Professor of Government and Political Philosophy
B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., Baylor University